Hopped-Up Goose Juice - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Greencoat on 06-15-2012

American hops dominate this Rye I.P.A, creating an assertive citrus and passion fruit character. An old-world flavor from rye malt adds the perfect compliment to Goose Juice’s big, satisfying hop flavor and aroma. Originally home-brewed by our beloved brewer Goose, its wonderful combination of flavors inspired us to brew this specialty I.P.A.

60 IBU
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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Errl for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of rye and biscuit malt notes, as well as some orange from the hops. The flavor is similar. I get some dank hops, along with a load of rye and biscuit malt. I also get some orange citrus notes, as well as an earthy, iced-tea character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not sure of the best by date, but I think this bottle may have been a bit on the old side.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Showed up at my local, a nearly opaque deep orange copper body with a thicket of flowing off white tan head. Beautiful head retention, fine speckled lacing left behind. Aroma is dank, citrus, spicy garlic/onion, with spicy rye, tropical fruit/mango and pineapple. Big layers of complex hops, breaded malts, spicy rye additions to bring it together. Flavors blend nicely with a big hoppy blend bringing out tropical fruit, spicy vegetables notes of garlice or onion, with peppery spicy rye character coming through. This beer reminds me of the Gubna from Oskar Blues d/t to the spicy Summit hops in there. Biting bitterness warming alcohol, spicy rye keeps tipping it's spiced peppery tones. Sugar coated malts with mango/ripe pineapple, and citrus notes also ease their way into the mix, quite complex offering. Goes down smooth on the palate, intense hoppiness, extra slick with hop oils medium bodied with moderate carbonation...really works well on the palate. Overall an enjoyable hoppy IPA really stands out amongst recent Rye IPA style brews out there, I hop to get more Goose Juice.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a deep slightly dense caramel body with a sticky light beige head that fades to a thin film.

S- The green ripe fruit aroma to the hops takes on a slight ether quality that grows in the finish.

T- The green tropical fruit and Christmas tree pine resin of hops is followed by a tart grapefruit pith hop note and some dry toasted malt flavor for support. There is a mellow bitterness to the more full hop pungency that lingers.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel and a gentle fizz with no alcohol heat

O- This beer has a nice full flavor to the hops with good complexity and little bitterness. There are some malt notes but they can't keep up with the hops.

Photo of weonfire
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Reddish golden, one inch of frothy cream colored head, sticky lacing and LOTS of floating yeast, obviously very hazy

S - Citrus, orange, rye, bubblegum, lemon,

T - Initial: Carmel, lemon, orange. finish: Rye infused grapefruit pericarp that lingers. bitterness is a 3/10.

M - Really frothy, thick and creamy. very nice.

O - I love grapefruit. What i don't like is the white, vieny portion of the inside of the rhine of a grapefruit. This beer taste just like a rye infused portion of that (or maybe is that the passionfruit coming thru?)- and leaves a coating on your mouth. Nose is medium, Mouth is excellent and lastly a bit more sour lemon that desired.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wes for this one!

A: Pours a hazy copper/amber color with a small white head on top, not much retention, leaving a thin white cap on top. Nice sheets of white lacing all around the glass.

S: Nice and piney with a little bit of citrus in the background. There is a bit of rye spice and a very resiny/dank aroma as well.

T: Piney upfront with a little bit of grapefruit underneath. There is a good bit of bready and caramel malt to balance the hops in this one. Slight spice presence, but not really heavy on the rye.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, surprisingly smooth and creamy.

O: Liked this one, its not out of this world, but it was easy drinking. Not sure I would have guessed that it had rye in it, but a solid IPA.

Photo of prototypic
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hopped-Up Goose Juice is an attractive gold color. It’s a tad hazy. Backlighting gives it a slight orange look. It’s capped with an off-white head that rises to nearly two fingers in height. It’s rather quick to dissipate to a surface covering and holds there for a few. Lacing was sticky, but on the lighter side. Good lookin’ stuff.

The nose is extremely impressive. The hop scent is nothing short of fantastic. It’s chock full of grapefruit, orange, and mango scents. Smells delicious! There are some light piney notes lingering, as well. The malt base features some light caramel scents. Smells a tad sweet, but it seems to be rather restrained. I like that. Rye is very subtle, but is noted. That’s a good sign. I was hopeful it wouldn’t be lost in the hops. Alcohol is masked very well and isn’t all that noticeable. Smells excellent!

The flavor is every bit as good. It does have a slightly sweet caramel malt flavor, but it’s subtle and restrained. Hops are very flavorful and are obviously the focal point. Citrus grapefruit, orange, mango, and pine flavors are all noted. It’s a delicious flavor that really packs a punch! It’s bitter, but not palate wrecking. Spicy rye is noted, but plays its complementary role very well. It doesn’t interfere with the hop flavor, but is just strong enough to make its presence known. The hops and rye play very well together! Alcohol isn’t much of a factor. Finishes hoppy, spicy, and a bit bitter. Great stuff!

The body is best described as medium. Carbonation is moderate, but never feels buzzy. It definitely is soft and goes down easy. It’s damn tasty and is difficult not to chug. This bomber = not even a challenge.

Hoppin’ Frog has quite the creation with Hopped-Up Goose Juice. It really is one of the best beers on the roster, and I don’t say that lightly. They brew quite a few excellent beers. I’m really taken with the interplay of the hops and rye in this one. Well…there’s that…and the hop flavor itself is tremendous. If you can find a bottle of this, I’d highly recommend it. It’s the goods!

Photo of Vonerichs
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange-copper color with decent head. No lacing.

Smells of citrus hops, bready, and a little dish soap.

Orange hoppy taste with a spicy finish.

Cabonation is on the lower side of moderate, but still adequate.

An ok IPA, but another reason why I don't buy Hoppin' Frog much... they overprice for what you're getting.

Photo of nimrod979
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazy bronze-orange with a one finger white head

Aroma: orange juice, citrusy hops, a little pungent. rye malt spiciness is there as well.

Taste: A mix between spicy rye malt with citrusy hops. Nothing over the top here. Flavor is a bit underwhelming. I guess I look more for the hops and this one is very rye forward.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Decent balance with rye malt and citrusy hops makes it pretty drinkable but it's not really up my alley. Average.

Photo of gillagorilla
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a Burley Oak snifter

I didn't realize that this was a year old IPA, since I was in FL and pretty much picking up anything outside my distro like Hoppin' Frog and CCB, and I didn't check this one out first.

A: Nice solid copper color with a swell head that leaves decent lacing.

S: Rye all the way with a bit of pine.

T: Rye, again. It is a nice melding of rye and pine, the rye comes on first followed by the classic IPA pines with just a single note of citrus that you have to pay attention to catch.

M: Quite crisp and coarse, even throughout. Prickly.

O: This probably would have been much better fresh with more citrus notes, but maybe not since I have found that rye is quite good at masking hop flavors. Anyways, it would have tasted different, but even only at 7% and a year later this is still quite good, probably because the rye flavor is so strong and potent, which holds up well over time.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. The head stays around a while, and there's also a good amount of lacing. The aroma is pretty nice, the brew smells like citrusy (orange, tropical fruit, grapefruit) hops and spicy rye. The rye aroma seems to get stronger the longer the beer sits. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, it tastes like citrusy hops (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit) and spicy rye. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a very good overall brew, I'd certainly buy it again! $7.99 a bomber.

Photo of dln646
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (65cl) downpours stuffed and intense orange with a brighter rim. It's an outstandingly attractive liquid that shapes a colorless lathered head.

On the nose, fragrances approaches in waves. All in the theme of hops and fruit, they carry apricots, citrus and passion fruit along with hops and grass lawn. There's an tremendously pleasant profundity here. The rye to some extent gives the beer a more spicy impression rather than the more run of the mill malt.

Instantaneously the mouth feel is very soothing and rounded, but yet the beer seems very dry. It's presenting density and super high flavor intensity. The complexity persists on performing within the same range as the nose. Greatly aromatic the flavor intensity is still with me when the aftertaste is about to thump. A pure, aromatic and fruit length harmonizes with a essential biting hop bitterness. There's practically no need to mention that the alcohol is absolutely well-balanced and fairly cloaked by the flavor intensity.

I feel that this beer is really thought out. To make an Rye IPA this way takes guts. Hoppin Frog Brewery's Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA truly brings out the rye, and does it with complete excellence. The hoppin' frog is hoppin' fresh, and stuns every quaff-er around by storm. http://quaffable.org/?p=494

Photo of smakawhat
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature Ale glass.

A dull slightly orange amber body, but hints to murky/swampy brown making a somewhat two finger creamy head, and leaving just a small collar. Very large rings of lacing while finishing and consuming.

Nose is strange. A real weird mix of malt and hops, it sorts of an almost funky quality but nothing like a lambic, it's more of a manure funk if I could say that. Hits at lots of dank earth and soil, but not in a fun way. It's luckily not horrible.

Taste vastly improves from the nose. A real good juicy mouthfeel and palate. Thick hints of orange and citrus hop angles with a very strong malt presence. Almost maple syrup like in taste with a big finish with lots of palate coating richness. Good sweetness to this.

Overall this is quite interesting but I am not feeling like I would have this compared to other Hoppin Frog offerings. If I had this offered to me again I would still drink it, but I know I would pick many other beers over this if I had a choice.

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: dark thickly clouded amber ale with a solid few fingers of foam above

S: muted citrus amid the dry rye spice; some suggestions of dank herb

T: rustic and rugged rye, edged with spice, matched to the dark pith of a pale citrus fruit; presents some earthy and muted "brown" flavors, with a watery brown sugar sweetness

M: medium-light body, some tickle of spice and carbonation, mellow bitterness

O: nothing I'm particularly fond of, nothing that I didn't like. a decent entry into the field. Perhaps fans of rye ales and IPAs, and the mellower, darker IPAs would like this more than me.

Photo of insaini11
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I wish I had the beer infront of me so I could give the full description, but I'll give you my first impression. The name "Hopped-up Goose Juice", when I read it out loud I had to try it. Hell of a name for a beer, I love saying it. I didn't examine the color of the beer as I did with the smell and taste. Smell was absolutely amazing, reminded me of some"stankey danke dank"(marijuana), smell was Subtle though, very sweet smell. The taste was great as well. I remember the taste being like having a mouthful of smoke after hitting a freshly packed bowl. Taste of it lasted through out and never lost its flavor. I suggest it to those who favor a more lighter tasting IPA. You can't go wrong with trying a mouthful of flavors, don't associate marijuana with it, it was just the first impression it had on me so get it, twist it and have a dab at it.

Photo of buschbeer
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 FL. OZ bottle
Served in an oversized wine glass

L - It is deep amber, almost rust colored. It has a nice, rocky, two inches of beige head that leaves plenty of lacing on the side of the glass.

S - It smells perfect for the style. I get a nice balance of spicy rye and citrus from the hops.

T - The taste is just as great as the smell. The rye and citrus flavors compliment each other nicely. This is not an in your face hop bomb, but a well crafted ipa that is smooth and flavorful without beating your taste buds into submission.

M - Silky smooth with a medium feel.

O - I am impressed by this beer. This is the first IPA that I have tried from Hoppin' Frog. I am almost convinced that they can do no wrong. They are just a little pricy compared to other great Ohio beers.

Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a very cloudy orangish amber color with a half finger of off white head that fades and leaves some lace on the edge of the glass.

Smell: A bit milder than expected for the style. I'm getting the rye right off the bat. There is a mild citrus peel hop note behind the rye.

Taste: Rye hits your tongue right off the bat, definitely getting the spice note. Some citrus peel hops here too, but still behind the rye. The finish is bitter but not very strong.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive but delicate carbonation and a slightly slick finish.

Overall: I would have liked the bitterness to be a bit stronger. I liked the rye but more hops could have helped.

Photo of Jesse13713
4.59/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A huge thanks to my buddy Aw Yeh for picking this up and bringing it over to my place for another awesome, much anticipated tasting session.

Appearance - Poured into an Arrogant Bastard pint glass. A nice, luscious pour with a half-finger of head that quickly fades. A half-opaque half-transparent rye, wheat/orange color. Looks like it has light consistency.

Smell - A deliciously skanky-hopped beer. An interesting combination of rye, malt, and hops. Citrusy and bready. Grapefruit and a bit of bubblegum.

Taste - Huge hints of bubblegum hit me straight up first. Smooth, delicious. Roasty spices of rye and bready gum. Well-balanced wheat and a grassy malt backing. Tastes of strong barley and lemon zest. Interesting and scrumptious choice in hops. Lightly bitter with a nice light burn.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Light to medium bodied and light onthe carbonation as well.The rye is deliciously sweet and brings out bubblegum qualities, which is odd for an IPA such as this. A bit peppery and bitter as well.

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I just got back from a homebrewing class, so I’m feeling very appreciative of craft breweries – now that I have a little more insight about the brewing process, I’m beginning to realize how much thought goes into each beer I taste.

A: Tawny amber with a slight haze and a thick head of chunky tan cream. Leaves intricate lacing and a thin layer of smooth retention.

S: Big herbal hop character, providing a light, funky mustiness of old pine and dried lemon with grassy overtones. Rye gives nice balance, too: a blend of biscuit, dark spice, and wheat bread. A natural, aromatic nose.

T: Bold, spicy hops complement a full rye profile. A moderate bitterness characterized by spicy pine, grassy herbs, and mild passion fruit citrus blankets over a bed of bread and spice; notes of nutty grain and sweet, chewy granola linger along the sides of the tongue. Everything rolls over the palate with an earthy character. Aftertaste is citrusy, a bright end to a relatively dark beer.

M: Just the right fullness, just the right crispness – near-perfect IPA refreshment. Carbonation is fairly smooth for the style.

O: A benchmark for RyePAs: nice rye crispness, balanced American hoppiness, and a texture that’s rich and satisfying. You’d be hard-pressed to find something this enjoyable that’s truly within style. I love Hoppin’ Frog.

Photo of 5thOhio
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received from my brother-in-law.

Nice cream-colored head that fades to a skim of foam on the top, but then, I didn't do an aggressive pour. Attractive mottled lacing. Color is a deep orange copper, slightly cloudy.

Nose is spicy rye with floral/citrus hops. Good rich mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.

Taste is wonderful, rye predominates with a strong astringency on the back end. Hops are overripe citrus/floral like the nose with a residual hint of sweetness. A little bit of alcohol fumes finish.

If you like rye IPAs, I'm sure you'll enjoy this winner from Hoppin' Frog.

Photo of jlindros
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a large fluffy creamy 1+ finger head that fades pretty slowly, nice soapy lacing as well, a hazy reddish orange beer.

Nose pretty much what I expected, some spicy rye out front with the spicy grassy hops, bit earthy and herbal notes, with candied orange peel as well, and touch of a citrus note. That leads to sweet malts, candy like, caramel and notes of toffee, with a touch of a fruity rye component as well.

Taste brings more malty sweetness, caramel and candy syrupy out front, with a little sweetness and bready grainy notes. Then into rye, a candy rye flavor, with a mild spicy note and some mild fruity rye characters as well. Into hops, with a touch of a citrus fruity note, some candied orange peel, a mild spicy hop with some earthiness to it as well. Fair bitterness that ramps a bit on the finish. Finish attempts to dry but is still sticky and mildly sweet even a touch syrupy, bit more candy malts, caramel, touch of spicy rye, some spicy earthy hops, and a little fruitiness lingering.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall meh, it's a basic malt forward caramel syrupy sweet rye IPA, with at least decent rye, but the sweet malts and nothing special by way of hops, this is a fairly boring beer that I would probably not get again.

Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: bottle purchased at the brewery

A somewhat hazy copper/amber pour, with a healthy white head that retained well and laced the glass. Nice aroma of fresh citrusy hops with a background earthy rye profile. More of the same in the taste, citrusy hops, toasty rye and otherwise biscuity malts, forming a good balance, and creating a rather dry bitterness. Slick mouthfeel, light-medium body, easily drinkable, pretty good overall.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to egrace84 for sharing this beer! Thanks elliot.

poured into duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: yellow orange bodied beer with 1 finger of off white head.

Smell: Really spicy with rye malts. Pine and grapefruit hops. This one smells a touch chalky.

Taste: Big oniony hops. Big rye notes. Finishes a touch sweet with lingering notes of pine, orange, grapefruit hops.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The ABV is noted and adds a touch of astringency to the beer profile.

Overall: Its okay. Its a bit rough around the egdes, but nothing to drain pour. Tame down the onions and rye; hide the ABV better and that beer would be insane. Not sure where they got the name goose juice from either...

Photo of Ryan011235
2.87/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap in a 12oz glass at Studio 35 on 9/22/12

A) Hazy, sunset amber color with pineapple juice highlights at the base. Thin head with a smooth layer on top. Impressive, solid lace.

S) The aroma has a lot of orange and some soapy hops. Hints of pine. It is matched with toasty rye bread.

T) Ooh, this is chock full of aspirin bitterness which masks orange and pine hops. Toasted, dry rye with a decent bready finish.

M) Medium body with hop prickliness and zesty carbonation. It becomes a bit slick with warmth but finishes dry over time.

D) Not the best. The rye becomes more prominent over time, but on the whole it is dicey.

Photo of JayQue
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this one. Poured a hazy orange color into a beer mug. Medium cream colored head with good retention and some lacing. Smell is tropical fruit citrus hops and rye sourness.. Not overpowering, but still pretty good.

Tastes good. The citrus hops and rye combination is a winner. There is enough caramel malt to provide some balance but this is still a predominantly a hoppy beer.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. Overall a good Rye IPA.

Photo of JackieTH
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy medium orange with a decently foaming off white head that laces. Smell is pine, orange pith, herbal mildly bready. Taste is similar..pith, grassy herbal and resin hop flavors, its medium in overall bitterness. There is a mildly earthy spicy character from the rye. It could use a bit more hop flavor and character to balance the rye, I get none of these tropical..mango et al notes others have mentioned. The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Nothing too exciting here, solid Rye IPA but not otherwise remarkable.

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Hopped-Up Goose Juice from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.